Great cruise for a family with a 7 and 12 year old.

Norwegian Gem Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

3.4 out of 5
Norwegian Gem

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (New York Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 07, 2018

Ship: Norwegian Gem

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 11528

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Everyone was so nice. Food was fantastic and service was top notch.


2 out of 5
Long lines. We got there early but barely made it on the ship in time.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Buffet and restaurant was good. Lots of options.

Garden Cafe

5 out of 5

Had top notch food. Lots of selections.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Climbing wall was fun. Painting class taught by someone who was not an artist 😐 fitness center was fine. Lots of treadmills. Instructor was talkative and funny but not hard core. Worth getting the fitness pass. There is always something to do.

Hair And Beauty Salon

3 out of 5

Massage was mediocre. They kept trying to sell me services that were way too overpriced. Service was good. They are very polite.


1 out of 5
Good voices. Standard cruise ship performers. However the Duo Balstat was fantastic. A must see!

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
They were fine for my 7 year old. Not entertaining enough for my 12 year old.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Good size. Always clean Lots of space to store luggage. The attendant cleared out the fridge for us and also gave us egg crates for the mattresses.

Ship tip

Bring magnets for the walls to hold stuff, water bottles to fill up versus purchasing expensive water. Bring a highlighter to pick events from the daily. Take photos of the menus, schedules and such because you will keep referring to it through the day.

Ports of call

New York, New York

1 out of 5
Typical new York. Loud, confusing and fast moving.

Port Canaveral, Florida

5 out of 5

Great Stirrup Cay (Cruise Line Private Island), Bahamas

5 out of 5
Great snorkeling trip for the kids and adults. If you have kids bring their own life vests since the sizes can range.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5


4 out of 5
Long lines. Ok for the end.

Traveler Photos

Great Martini tastings!
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